Body Conditioning (PE 228)
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Fridays 8:00-10:05a.m.
Section # 2125 (Spring 2007)
Location: Women's PE Bldg. Rm.202
Course Objectives:

This course will focus on the proper techniques of performing aerobic routines. All students will have an opportunity to achieve a higher level of physical fitness through  cardiovascular workouts and spot toning of muscle groups. Students will be able to:

  •  perform proper warm-up exercises for the entire body,

  • use correct alignment

  •  monitor their heart-rates after strenuous movement

  • utilize proper techniques for stretches and cool-down

  •  discuss  health issues which will be covered, through directed readings, that include diet, nutrition, injury prevention and life-style .

Instructor:Ms. Phyllis Eckler - Instructor
Office hours:  Mon.& Wed.10:50-11:10a.m.&1:15-1:30p.m. Fri.10:05-10:35a.m.
Messages: (323)953-4000 X2865
E-mail: ecklerp@lacitycollege.edu

Website: www.geocities.com/peckler@sbcglobal.net

Prerequisites: none
Requirements:
Obtain from teacher: Readings for Body Conditioning (Bring to EVERY class)

1. Attendance is crucial as it is the basis for all improvement.
2. . Understanding the reading material and doing in-class assignments based on this knowledge. See Reading Schedule
3. Understanding and using the heart-rate monitoring formula.
4. Participation in cardiovascular and muscle conditioning over the course of the semester.
5. A written final exam that tests the studentsí knowledge of correct physical fitness techniques as well as health issues covered in class.
Grading:
 IF FOR SOME REASON YOU CANNOT COMPLETE THIS COURSE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DROPPING THE CLASS. IF YOU DO NOT OFFICIALLY DROP THE COURSE A GRADE OF "F" WILL APPEAR IN YOUR TRANSCRIPTS.

Final grade will be out of 100 points as follows:

1.Attendance is out of 70 points. Each class missed equals minus 5 points. Each late equals minus 2 point. Points can be made up by participating in other Body Conditioning or Body Dynamics classes with the permission of the other teachers up until the 12th week of the semester (see Extra Credit below).

2.Effort and Improvement including in-class assignments and participation in class discussion is out of 10 points

3.Written final exam based on Body Conditioning Readings is out of 20 points. 4.Final Exam Date: Fri. June 1, 8:00a.m.(If you have a conflict with English/ESL exam time or require a special accommodation please see teacher 3 weeks IN ADVANCE)

Extra Credit:
A maximum of three classes may be made up in any  other aerobic conditioning class with the permission of the instructor for a credit of 5 points for each makeup. Have the teacher of the class sign a note or makeup slip (available from Ms. Eckler). Make sure that your name, the date and the length of the class you took is on the note. You may also watch the video Supersize Me and submit a synopsis and review of it for one of the three makeups.

Point System:
85-100 A
70-84 B
60-69 C
50-59 D
Below 50 F

Attire:
Students may wear workout pants, sweatpants, camisole tops, T-Shirts (tight-fitting) or sweats
Sturdy aerobic shoes with arch supports and a thick sole are necessary.
Long hair must be tied back
NO LOOSE JEWELRY(i.e.bracelets, drop earrings or necklaces).
NO CHEWING GUM IN CLASS
Jock straps are recommended for men as are sports bras for women.
A towel and cold water in a sport top plastic bottle are recommended.

 NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO JOIN IN LATE. LATECOMERS (those that arrive after warmup stretches are over ) MUST SIT OUT AND OBSERVE WHILE TAKING NOTES ON ALL CORRECTIONS GIVEN BY THE INSTRUCTOR.

Students with a verified disability who may need a reasonable accommodation(s) for this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact the Office for Special Services (CH 109, 323-943-400 X2270) as soon as possible.  All information will remain confidential.

Copyright ©2007 by Phyllis Eckler